Judge Diane Sykes reflects on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court
Released: Feb. 27, 2006
MILWAUKEE – Marquette University Law School will host the Honorable Diane Sykes, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, for the 2006 E. Harold Hallows Distinguished lecture on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. in the Helfaer Theater, 525 N. 13th Street. Judge Sykes will deliver “Reflections on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.” Sykes served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1999 to 2004.
Sykes is among Wisconsin’s most distinguished jurists. After graduating from Marquette University Law School in 1984, Sykes practiced law with the Milwaukee law firm of Whyte & Hirschboeck, S.C., and served as a law clerk for federal Judge Terence Evans. She was elected to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 1992, and served there until joining the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1999. Sykes was nominated by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 24, 2004.
Past Hallows lecturers at Marquette University Law School have included the Hon. Shirley S. Abrahamson, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, in 2003 and the Hon. Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court in 2001.
Members of the media interested in covering the event should call Brigid O’Brien Miller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at 414-288-7445.
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2006
TIme: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Helfaer Theater
525 N. 13th Street
Office of Marketing and Communication Contacts
Brigid O'Brien Miller
Director of University Communication
Phone: (414) 288-7445